Beyond IQ

Science, Philosophy, and Rationality: Bringing Light to His Dark Materials - PART 3 - The Amber Spyglass

  • 27 Aug 2019
  • 03 Dec 2019
  • 15 sessions
  • 27 Aug 2019, 3:15 PM 4:15 PM
  • 03 Sep 2019, 3:15 PM 4:15 PM
  • 10 Sep 2019, 3:15 PM 4:15 PM
  • 17 Sep 2019, 3:15 PM 4:15 PM
  • 24 Sep 2019, 3:15 PM 4:15 PM
  • 01 Oct 2019, 3:15 PM 4:15 PM
  • 08 Oct 2019, 3:15 PM 4:15 PM
  • 15 Oct 2019, 3:15 PM 4:15 PM
  • 22 Oct 2019, 3:15 PM 4:15 PM
  • 29 Oct 2019, 3:15 PM 4:15 PM
  • 05 Nov 2019, 3:15 PM 4:15 PM
  • 12 Nov 2019, 3:15 PM 4:15 PM
  • 19 Nov 2019, 3:15 PM 4:15 PM
  • 26 Nov 2019, 3:15 PM 4:15 PM
  • 03 Dec 2019, 3:15 PM 4:15 PM
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The implications of the Multiverse, the finality of death, a battle against the Authority, biblical themes examined in an entirely new way - what if the wrong side won? 

His Dark Materials, a series by Philip Pullman, ties these themes together, alongside concepts of family and betrayal, experimentation, friendship, magic, innocence, and so much more.

This class extends on the thinking we built together in Scientific and Rational Thought & Harry Potter and the Methods of Rationality.  Together we will read through the trilogy: The Golden Compass (or Northern Lights), The Subtle Knife, and The Amber Spyglass.  We'll explore the ideas, big and small, challenge ourselves to bring rationality to it, but also to see deeper into the literary and theological allusions.  

Part 3 wraps up the themes introduced in the first two books, and sees the drama unfold across multiple worlds.  We'll look more closely at the alignment with Paradise Lost and consider the underlying message, how it's being conveyed, and how this message sits within Western culture.  We'll examine other literary works referenced as well.

A syllabus is forthcoming.  I am hopeful that the BBC series will be released during this term.  Reading will be between 25 and 45 pages a week, in 2-4 chapters.


Thanks for continuing being a part of this, as we stretch to ideas that challenge many scientists!


Times are in Eastern.  

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